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Sustainability and Certifications

SUSTAINABLE AND FAIR TEXTILES - high-quality, contemporary clothing with respect for people, animals and the earth

sustainable and fair t-shirts and hoodies

We only want to sell the highest quality products to our customers. In this sense, the longevity of the products stands for sustainability.
It is very important to us to take care of what is important to us. Be it the environment, animals, suppliers, employees, the community or our customers.

We source our raw textiles exclusively from certified manufacturers. This gives us the certainty that all standards for sustainable manufacturing of textiles are met.

So that we can only source the best products from the best raw materials , work closely with our manufacturers and suppliers.
Our manufacturers only use certified organic cotton, recycled polyester and other sustainable materials that do not harm people, animals or the environment.

Our aim is to manufacture environmentally friendly, socially and fair sustainable textiles. We want to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible and every link in the production chain should have safe and fair working conditions.

We want to be very transparent and offer high-quality, vegan clothing. JOE MOLESE attaches great importance to the environmentally friendly production and procurement of textiles. We charge a fair price for everyone involved.

CERTIFIED BY THE BEST - Eco-friendly and vegan clothing at a fair price

Our supply chain is certified by several independent bodies according to various standards.
Each of these certifications demonstrates that we are working at all stages to build healthy environmental practices and more respect for the planet.

For more transparency, here are all the criteria, codes and standards of each certification in the summary .

Fair Wear Foundation certificate

Fair Wear Foundation

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF, Organization for Fair Wear) is an independent foundation based in Amsterdam that works with clothing brands, textile workers and industry giants to improve working conditions in textile factories. The FWF is active in eleven production countries worldwide: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Macedonia, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam. The FWF has local auditors and trainers in all countries who are in close contact with the foundation's headquarters in Amsterdam.

FWF works with companies in the textile industry that are willing to take a fairer approach to making their clothes. The FWF has over 80 member companies representing over 130 clothing brands from ten European countries. By becoming a member of the FWF, a textile company undertakes to implement the eight FWF labor standards in the supply chain.

The FWF Code of Labor Practices and Employee Rights contains eight labor standards based on the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These are:

  • Free choice of workplace
  • No discrimination in employment
  • No exploitative child labor
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Paying a living wage
  • Limitation of working hours
  • Safe and healthy working conditions
  • Legally binding employment contract
 PETA-Approved Vegan Certificate

PETA Approved Vegan

Textiles are marked that are made without fur, leather, silk and wool and for which no animal components (e.g. dyes or adhesives) are used in production.
Companies and their suppliers confirm that the products contain no animal substances. The companies contractually undertake to comply with the criteria.
In order to check the material composition, PETA carries out spot checks with test laboratories. In addition, unannounced material lists are requested from suppliers.

GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard Certificate

GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a globally applied standard for the processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers and is therefore an important textile seal. It defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain as well as social criteria. Quality assurance is provided through independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

The aim of this standard is to define requirements that ensure the sustainable production of textiles, starting with the extraction of textile raw fibers, through environmentally friendly and socially responsible production to the labeling of the end products and thus to offer product safety for the end consumer.

The standard covers the production, manufacture, packaging, labeling, trade and distribution of all textiles that consist of at least 70% natural fibers that are controlled organically. It can e.g. B. Yarns, fabrics, clothing, home textiles and other products made of textile fibers are certified.

Oeko Tex Standard 100 Certificate

Oeko Tex Standard 100 product label for textile products

Oeko-Tex is the brand name of a product label (textile seal) or a factory certification that is awarded by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology. Products at all stages of processing along the textile value chain (fibers, yarns, fabrics, leather, ready-made end products) are checked for health safety and production sites for socially and environmentally compatible production conditions.

Textile products can only be certified according to the 100 by Oeko -Tex can be certified if all of its components meet the required criteria. The scope and requirements of the tests for harmful substances depend on the intended use of a textile product. Accordingly, Standard 100 differentiates between four product classes:

I – Products for babies and small children (up to the age of 36 months)
II – Products with skin contact
III – Products with little or no skin contact Skin contact
IV – Textile furnishing materials (e.g. curtains, tablecloths, carpets)

In product class I, stricter limit values ​​apply for almost all potentially health-endangering substances, and the products are also tested for saliva resistance.

OCS Organic Content Standard Certificate

OCS - Organic Content Standard

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to products, excluding food, that contain 95-100% organic matter. It enables the content and quantity of eco-materials in a final product to be recorded and the raw materials to be traced from the source to the final product.

OCS 100 independently verifies that the final product contains the correct amount of specific organic matter. As a result, OCS enables transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent assessment and verification of the accuracy of a product's green material content information. OCS 100 registers the processing, manufacture, packaging, labeling, trade and distribution of products that contain at least 95% certified organic material.

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